Agent Name

Boscalid

CAS Number

188425-85-6

Formula

C18-H12-Cl2-N2-O

Major Category

Pesticides

Synonyms

Anilide; BAS 510F; Cantus; Emerald; Endura; Nicobifen; Pristine; 3-Pyridinecarboxamide, 2-chloro-N-(4'-chloro(1,1'-biphenyl)-2-yl)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Fungicides

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a broad spectrum carboxamide fungicide to control diseases in turf, field, row, orchard, and vineyard crops; [Merck Index]

Comments

In high-dose animal studies, causes changes in thyroid and liver; [RTECS] "Suggestive evidence of carcinogenicity, but not sufficient to assess human carcinogenic potential." Practically nontoxic to terrestrial animals and moderately toxic to aquatic animals for acute exposures; Ecological risks are low; Slowly degradable with low mobility in most soils; Exposure of aquatic animals is limited by "chemical's tendency to sorb to sediments." [Reference #1]

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.4E-9 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 6,700 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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